This fabulous ham recipe is delicious and takes the stress out of any festive holiday meal. Be it Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or just a family Sunday meal. The ham is spiked with pineapple rings, dotted with whole cloves and covered in a mouth watering glaze. People will “ooh and ahh” when this ham is brought to the table for sure!
Crock-Pot Baked Pineapple Ham
Boneless 3 1/2 Half Pound Ham, Unsliced
1 Can of Pineapple Rings (Save All the Pineapple Juice)
1 1/3 Cups Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoon Mustard
2 Tablespoon of Cider or Lemon Juice
1 Cup of Pineapple Juice from the Can of Pineapple Rings
2 Tablespoons Pineapple Juice from the Can of Rings
2 Tablespoons of Cornstarch
- I put the pineapples on basically by started in the middle and worked my way out.
- I used toothpicks to keep the pineapple in place.
- Then I used cloves in the corners of the pineapple as decoration.
- You will want to cover the inside of the crock-pot with foil.
- Put one cup of pineapple juice in the crock-pot
- Place ham inside crock-pot.
- Combine cider, mustard and brown sugar in a small mixing bowl, mix well.
- Spoon over ham.
- Cover and cook on high, first for 30 minutes, and then low for about 6 hours or so.
- You want an internal temperature of 140 with a meat thermometer.
- If your ham is smaller it may get done sooner, if it’s bigger it may take longer.
- I used two forks and carefully poked the forks into the ham to pull it out.
- Combine the ham drippings, cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of pineapple juice in a saucepan.
- With a whisk on high i whisked the sauce until it was well thickened.
- I replaced the foil in the crock-pot.
- Put the Ham back into the crock-pot and carefully spooned the sauce over the ham.
- You may find that you have left over sauce, depending on your size of ham.
- Turn the crock-pot on high for 35-45 minutes until it is a caramelized color and shiny.
- When it’s done, again take your 2 forks to remove from the crock-pot and let it rest for 15 minutes.
- Then present at the table before slicing.
- I did remove the toothpicks (which removed the pineapple) before slicing.
I did this with a 3.5 size Ham. If you want to use a larger ham you can. If you want to double the size of the ham, you should get twice of much pineapple rings. And double first part of the glaze (brown sugar, mustard and cider).
However I would only put one cup of pineapple juice in the crock-pot still. The ham juices from a larger ham will be more then enough for a larger ham. I had more then enough pineapple juice/cornstarch glaze to cover my 3.5 ham, much was not used…You could probably just add a bit more pineapple juice and get by just fine.